9 episodes

Are you productivity-oriented? Do you love getting things done? And does this gifting ever leave you mentally overloaded, hurried, or stretched too thin?

Then, Welcome to Focused His Way.
This is the podcast for Christian women who want to find the peace Jesus promises by adopting a God-centered approach to productivity.

I’m Karina Dusenbury, your host and creator of the Abide & Focus Christian Planner. God has taken me on a journey from being overly consumed by what I accomplish to focused on what He says matters.
The result? It’s easier to be truly productive (also known as faithful!) without drowning in overwhelm. I want that for you too.

So, I’m here to help you:
#1 ABIDE: I’ll show you how to build spiritual habits that deepen your relationship with God. That way, you can better discern His will for your time and to rest in Him.

#2 FOCUS: I’ll teach you to use your newfound clarity to prayerfully set goals, create simple routines, build meaningful habits, and simplify your schedule. That way, you commit to what God says matters and begin to strip away responsibilities, activities, and burdens you’re not meant to carry.

If you want to go beyond basic time management and productivity hacks, while deepening your relationship with God, join us!

In addition to listening to the podcast, you can:

Get a free Spiritual Habits Starter Guide:
https://weabidetogether.com/spiritual-habits

Get our Weekly Planner or Quarterly Journal to apply what you’re learning:
https://weabidetogether.com/shop

Focused His Way | Spiritual Habits, Christian Productivity, Set Goals, Build Habits & Routines, Simplify Schedule, Time Manag Karina Dusenbury - Abide & Focus Christian Planner Creator

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Are you productivity-oriented? Do you love getting things done? And does this gifting ever leave you mentally overloaded, hurried, or stretched too thin?

Then, Welcome to Focused His Way.
This is the podcast for Christian women who want to find the peace Jesus promises by adopting a God-centered approach to productivity.

I’m Karina Dusenbury, your host and creator of the Abide & Focus Christian Planner. God has taken me on a journey from being overly consumed by what I accomplish to focused on what He says matters.
The result? It’s easier to be truly productive (also known as faithful!) without drowning in overwhelm. I want that for you too.

So, I’m here to help you:
#1 ABIDE: I’ll show you how to build spiritual habits that deepen your relationship with God. That way, you can better discern His will for your time and to rest in Him.

#2 FOCUS: I’ll teach you to use your newfound clarity to prayerfully set goals, create simple routines, build meaningful habits, and simplify your schedule. That way, you commit to what God says matters and begin to strip away responsibilities, activities, and burdens you’re not meant to carry.

If you want to go beyond basic time management and productivity hacks, while deepening your relationship with God, join us!

In addition to listening to the podcast, you can:

Get a free Spiritual Habits Starter Guide:
https://weabidetogether.com/spiritual-habits

Get our Weekly Planner or Quarterly Journal to apply what you’re learning:
https://weabidetogether.com/shop

    Simplify Your Christmas To-Do’s and Activities with These Strategies

    Simplify Your Christmas To-Do’s and Activities with These Strategies

    It’s almost Christmas, and there are so many ways to celebrate.
    But if we’re not intentional, all the activities that make up our celebration can become the OBJECT of our celebration.
    When that happens, it's easy to forget Jesus.
    So, how do we simplify Christmas to keep Jesus at the center of our celebration?
    Today we're going to unpack three strategies. 
    We'll talk about how to prioritize what causes us to worship and give thanks during Advent and the Christmas season.
    Then will talk about how to eliminate, simplify, and minimize obligations and things that just aren't essential at Christmas. 
    That way we have more time for what matters.
     
    SHOW MENTIONS
    Get our Around the Manger Christmas Devotional Workbook here:
    https://weabidetogether.com/christmas-devotional
     
    Spiritual Disciplines Handbook by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun
     
    MORE SUPPORT FROM US: 
    Get a free Spiritual Habits Starter Guide:
    https://weabidetogether.com/spiritual-habits 
     
    Learn more about the Abide & Focus Weekly Christian Planner:
    https://weabidetogether.com/shop

    • 11 min
    Advent: Slow Down & Make More Space for Jesus in the Christmas Hustle

    Advent: Slow Down & Make More Space for Jesus in the Christmas Hustle

    Advent is a season on the church calendar meant for preparation.  It’s a time to slow down, find quiet, and notice darkness so that we could better appreciate the light. And you know who that light is, right? It’s Jesus.  
    But, you know.  Finding quiet and silence during the Christmas season, in our culture, is nearly impossible.  
    Thanksgiving Night hits and the December frenzy of decorating…and baking…and shopping… and partying is on.
    None of these things are bad. But they can keep us too busy and distracted to really reflect on what Jesus brought into the world.
    So today, we’re going to go deep and get practical to make sure Advent is a time we really worship and see Jesus.
     
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    Build Your Christmas Around the Manger FREE Printable Devotional
    https://weabidetogether.com/christmas-devotional
     
    MORE FROM US
    Get our Spiritual Habits Starter Guide
    https://weabidetogether.com/spiritual-habits
    Get an ABIDE & FOCUS Christian Planner or goal journal
    https://weabidetogether.com/shop 

    • 9 min
    3 Keys to Make a New Habit Stick

    3 Keys to Make a New Habit Stick

    What are the easiest things you do every day?
    They're things you often do without thinking. They're your...(drum roll please) HABITS.
    And they matter. Many times the important work God has for you isn't to achieve something. It's to become something, or live a certain way. You do that important work through repeated actions...called habits.
    But creating new habits can be tough.
    So today, I'll walk you through three strategies that will help you build habits with staying power.
     
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    Atomic Habits by James Clear
    Get a Free Copy of Our 2023 Abide & Focus Planner Weekly Spreads
    https://weabidetogether.com/christian-planner-weekly-spread
     
    Blog Posts:
    What Christian Women Need to Achieve Their Goals
    https://weabidetogether.com/what-christian-women-need-to-achieve-goals 
    How to Make a New Spiritual Habit Stick
    https://weabidetogether.com/how-to-make-a-new-spiritual-habit-stick/ 
     
    MORE SUPPORT FROM US:
    Get a free Spiritual Habits Starter Guide:
    https://weabidetogether.com/spiritual-habits 
    Learn more about the Abide & Focus Weekly Christian Planner:
    https://weabidetogether.com/shop
     
     

    • 11 min
    Ditch Your To-Do List for This Better Strategy | A Lesson from Ephesians 5

    Ditch Your To-Do List for This Better Strategy | A Lesson from Ephesians 5

    Have you ever reached the end of a crazy busy day and said, “What did I Actually get done?”
    Well today, I’m going to help you overcome this. I'm sharing my 3-step strategy to ditch your to-do list and be a more productive Christian woman. 
    We put God before strategy around here. So first, we'll look in the book of Ephesians to see what it can teach us about time and time management. 
    Then, we'll transform your to-do list with an approach that's truly actionable. 
    Even better, I'm sharing a free copy of our Abide & Focus Christian Planner weekly spread so you can implement the strategy THIS week.
    SHOW MENTIONS
    ABIDE & FOCUS Christian Planner weekly sample: 
    https://weabidetogether.com/christian-planner-weekly-spread 
    Greek word for time: kairos
    Scripture reference for today Ephesians 5:15-16
    The Great Beyonce debate, summed up in one picture (photo credit IzzyFit Personal Training):
     
    MORE SUPPORT FROM US:
    Get a free Spiritual Habits Starter Guide:
    https://weabidetogether.com/spiritual-habits 
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    • 14 min
    Weekly Planning: Yes It Can Be a Spiritual Habit (and an Awesome Productivity Strategy)

    Weekly Planning: Yes It Can Be a Spiritual Habit (and an Awesome Productivity Strategy)

    As Christian women, nothing is truly secular in our lives. That means even the way that we plan our weeks can have spiritual significance.
    Today, we’re unpacking how your weekly planning routine can actually be a spiritual habit. One that connects you with God and helps you focus on what matters most.
    I’ll share the personal strategy I use each week to talk with God as I plan, and let Him speak into what I put on my schedule. Then I’ll pose a few questions to help you make it your own.
     
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    The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction by Justin Whitmel Earley
    See an image of the weekly plan I walk you through in this episode here:
    https://weabidetogether.com/weekly-planning-as-a-spiritual-habit 
    Preview the Abide & Focus Planner Bonus Pack:
    https://weabidetogther.com/customize-your-planner-with-our-new-planner-bonus-pack
     
    MORE SUPPORT FROM US:
    Get a free Spiritual Habits Starter Guide:
    https://weabidetogether.com/spiritual-habits 
    Learn more about the Abide & Focus Weekly Christian Planner:
    https://weabidetogether.com/shop
     

    • 11 min
    Before We Talk Productivity & Goals, Let’s Talk God | How To Tell if You’re Relying on Your Strategy or God

    Before We Talk Productivity & Goals, Let’s Talk God | How To Tell if You’re Relying on Your Strategy or God

    Today, we're kicking off a series on 3 essentials to achieving goals and being productive. But before we get to those, we have to commit ourselves to one important truth: strategies are NOT God.
    Not sure if you're relying on your strategy more than God? Be sure to listen.
    We'll unpack false beliefs that can unwittingly make us more self-reliant that God-reliant. Then we'll get clear on the power of strategy, without denying the superiority of God.  That way we pursue goals, habits, and routines with a God-centered mindset.
    EPISODE MENTIONS
    Learn more about the Abide & Focus Weekly Christian Planner:
    https://weabidetogether.com/shop
     
    MORE SUPPORT FROM US:
    Get a free Spiritual Habits Starter Guide:
    https://weabidetogether.com/spiritual-habits 

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Joyful Jody ,

Jody

I happened on your podcast today (totally a God touch). It is perfect for where I’m at in my life journey! I have taken a leave of absence to care for my family and to attain some rest after a very traumatic year. I have been seeking a source such as this to help me more closely abide with God. I will be sure to share this with my small group of ladies, too!

M. Halsell ,

Great, practical tips!

I love the short little podcasts filled with practical tips! Perfect for listening to while you get ready in the morning.

karri.ball ,

So relatable!

I love Karina’s simple tips for strengthening our spiritual relationship. She understands how those with very strategic minds think - and how it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Great real life struggles with parenting keeps it so relatable! ❤️

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